There are many ways to cope with tinnitus. The following are some suggestions:
- Rest and relaxation. Tinnitus tends to be exacerbated when you are tired and
under stress. Getting at least 8 hours of sleep each night along with relaxation
techniques (such as yoga and deep breathing exercises) can help to lessen the
effects of tinnitus.
- Limit caffeine, alcohol and sodium. These things have been shown to have
adverse effects on blood pressure, which in turn makes tinnitus worse.
- Protect your hearing. Hearing-loss induced tinnitus gets worse as hearing loss
increases. Protect your hearing by avoiding loud noises and wearing ear plugs in
- Avoid Aspartame and MSG, as a new study has recently linked these chemicals, often found in prepared foods and “diet” foods and drinks to increased tinnitus symptoms.